Jennifer Polito Waigand CTA

Hunt Valley, MD United States
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Adventure
  • Beach & Sun
  • Independent Tours
  • Honeymoons
  • Spa Vacations


Destinations
  • United States - All
  • Bermuda
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Spain
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Selling Travel Since
2015
Languages
  • English

My Background

I am happy to be part of the Virtuoso family specializing in active, conscious, and wellness travel. I believe that travel transforms you, and that these experiences are life's greatest investment. I have had a passion for travel research for years, keeping spreadsheets and writing blog posts about my travels, and after 10 years of corporate marketing and a MBA, I am making a career change to travel. I feel that I am combining skill and passion and fulfilling my career dream becoming a professional travel advisor.

I have traveled extensively inside the United States, including Hawaii, as well as around the Caribbean and Europe. I enjoy active travel, visiting both the attraction you must visit, as well as finding the attraction less visited, and capturing breathtaking and epic scenery through amazing photos. Travel is fun in all four seasons, each with its unique characteristics, and reasons to visit a new destination. I look forward to helping others find the joy in, and increase the value of, their travel experience!

Places I Have Traveled


Memberships 

Virtuoso Alliances
  • VAST - Virtuoso Active & Specialty Travel

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Babymoon in Jamaica

By: EmilieS


Reviewed on: 14 Apr 2016

Jen did a wonderful job planning our trip to Jamaica in January 2016. It was overwhelming trying to find a destination in the Caribbean that fit our budget, date constraints and offered the activities we were looking for. Jen found us the perfect location and took all our stress away. The last thing you want is stress while trying to plan a stress-free vacation! The hotel was wonderful. We were touched to learn that Jen had called ahead of our arrival and got us a free room upgrade and surprise treat! We were honoured to be her first clients and recommend her to all our friends! We can't wait to ask her to plan our next trips. Emilie

Perfect Bermuda Trip

By: Troy and Lindsay P


Reviewed on: 20 Jul 2016

Loved the trip to Bermuda! Jen took all the headache out of booking and planning. She was incredibly responsive and even put together a list of suggestions and places that were relevant to us. My wife and I had an incredible trip. Made possible through the assistance of Jennifer Waigand. We will use her expertise again...Hopefully sooner than later for our next adventure. Thank you!

Awesome travel agent!

By: Sim1988


Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2016

Jen was absolutely wonderful and made the process of planning our perfect trip completely painless. She took care of everything from hotel reservations, car rentals to the excursions and local restaurants we should eat at. She was extremely easy to work with and get in contact with. She did everything we asked and had great recommendations based on her experiences. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect 1st anniversary/baby moon trip! Looking forward to planning our next trip with her already!

Nothing left to chance with Jennifer!

By: RetiredMom


Reviewed on: 03 Aug 2016

We recently spent a week in Ireland on a self-guided driving tour, and we could not have made this trip without the help of Jennifer. We have been to Europe many times, but this trip required us to travel around the country on our own for seven days, changing hotels five times! The logistics of coordinating such a trip overwhelmed us, so this is where Jen took over. She worked with a company that specializes in this kind of trip, and helped us to work out every one of the million details and decisions we had to make. Jennifer researched and recommended hotels, restaurants, and attractions along our route, and she made our airline reservations, airport transfers, and car rental arrangements. As a result of her advice, hard work, and careful planning, all of our questions were answered and arrangements were in order before we left home, so our week in Ireland was a well orchestrated pleasure! Jen was very helpful and professional, and we already have her planning our 2017 vacation

Expert Friendly Service.

By: Bob


Reviewed on: 03 Aug 2016

Jennifer was extremely knowledgeable and customer oriented before and during our trip to Ireland. She answered questions and provided information in a very quick time frame. I highly recommend Jennifer as a travel agent.

Let Jen Do The Work

By: Bob & Karan


Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2016

We were looking for a European vacation where we didn't have to do all the planning, drive in crazy traffic, or haul our luggage around. I did some research on guided tours, but many tour companies provide vague descriptions of what their tour actually included. Jen helped us with our decision by doing her own research to answer our questions and find some tours that would best match our requirements. After a few online and phone discussions, we were able to better define what we were looking for, and with Jen's help, were able to finally make a selection. The tour turned out even better than expected. Jen hooked us up with a tour group that used first class hotels, handled all the luggage, and provided an experienced tour director, as well as very knowledgeable local guides. The group had immediate access to all the sites, no lines. Jen made our long awaited European vacation one that we will always remember. Jen is at the top of our phone list for our next trip !

Made travel a breeze!

By: Othatsapo


Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2016

Jennifer helped plan a recent trip for work. She saved me a ton of time, got me a better car, and a better hotel room with some special treats! I called her at the last minute and within no time she had everything lined up. She'll definitely be the first person I call for all future trips. Hopefully next time it's something more fun...maybe Hawaii! :)

Extra mile help!

By: brently119


Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2016

There are not enough positive things I can say about Jen! She advised my husband and me as we sought to add a little something extra to our planned trip to Denmark. She provided an array of tour options - as well as her own ideas and research for sights to see and things to consider. We selected the Viator "Grand Day Tour of Copenhagen" in early October. It was such a treat to see some of the sights beyond the city: Roskilde, the Viking Ship Museum, Frederiksborg Castle and Kronberg Castle. It was a lovely day of sightseeing and experiencing the beautiful Danish countryside. We also enjoyed a fabulous lunch at Café Valentin in Hillerød during a break between stops. HIGHLY recommend this tour for something off the beaten path, and for a chance to see some impressive sights outside the city of Copenhagen. And we wouldn't have gotten to experience it without Jen's guidance and expertise. Thanks, Jen!

Amazing Maui Trip from Jen!

By: Brad32


Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2016

We just got back from a relaxing week in Maui for an anniversary/babymoon. Our travel agent Jen made the entire process of planning the trip stress free and easy. She ended up getting us a fantastic room at the Hyatt Regency and was able to upgrade our car to a Mustang convertible and get breakfast included for the week. The room was a Partial Ocean View, but turned out to be nearly a full view of the ocean and some of the mountain. When we arrived at our room, we were surprised with some treats from Jen to help us kick off the vacation. The Hyatt resort had everything that we wanted and was a short scenic walk to a cool town called Whaler’s Village. Before we left, Jen helped us to find exciting day trips that we could do on the island and we were glad that we took her advice. We did everything from scenic hiking trails on the Road to Hana to snorkeling with sea turtles in Molokini Crater. The trip was perfect and I would definitely recommend using Jen for making travel arrangement.

Where are we going next?

By: E&P


Reviewed on: 10 Nov 2016

Wow. Jennifer just helped us take an incredible trip to Spain as a birthday/anniversary add-on trip to a work trip. I wasn't convinced we needed help planning in the beginning because I studied abroad in Spain and we're confident travelers who can use Trip Advisor and Yelp with the best of them. I just wasn't sure what using Jennifer would do, really, but the allure of saving time was enough to get us started. I'm so glad that we did! Jennifer did way more than save us time-she found unique, fun things to do and incredible places to stay that I wouldn't have found among all the options. Instead, we got a whole list of non-touristy things to do around Spain, a carefully planned itinerary that made everything from picking up a rental car to checking in at hotels in five cities easy, and even a bottle of cava waiting for us on my birthday at our gorgeous (but somehow not super expensive-how does she do that?!) hotel. We will absolutely use Jennifer's services again for our next adventure!

First Class and Friendly Service + Fantastic Recommendations

By: Ryan


Reviewed on: 28 Nov 2016

Jennifer Waigand is a wonderful and knowledgeable travel services professional. She did a perfect job of planning and booking all aspects of our trip to Hawaii (Big Island), providing awesome recommendations and making our travel preparation so easy. I highly recommend Jennifer. And I plan on working with her again to plan future travel. Jennifer is passionate about travel and experiencing new places. This really came through when she helped us plan our vacation to Hawaii. She had been to most of the Hawaiian islands and was able to share her own favorites with us. She provided great recommendations on restaurants and activities, many of which we took. She is a professional. Superb attention to detail throughout the planning and booking process. She is a great communicator. I felt like she really researched the best deals for us. She is truly client-focused. Finally, she is a joy to work with. Friendly and funny. She wants her clients to have a wonderful experience.

ROCK STAR TRAVEL AGENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By: morena9918


Reviewed on: 05 Dec 2016

AH-MAZ-ING!!! As a 1st time travel agent user, I am SO THANKFUL that Jen was our travel agent! My husband & I used her for planning our honeymoon travels & we hit the JACKPOT with Jen! We had already booked our flights/hotels but towards the end of wedding planning, we were tapped out. ENTER JEN!!! Referred by a friend, Jen was a GODSEND!! After a brief initial conversation with us, she was able to plan THE. PERFECT. HONEYMOON! She's GREAT about communicating, super responsive and willing to work within your budget! She provided the prefect balance of planned activities & free time to wander. It was so nice to have someone handle all of the planning and researching for us. Knowing it was our honeymoon she planned THE MOST AMAZING dinner for us in Paris as well as romantic champagne boat tour down the Seine. We will never plan our own travel again!! Leaving ourselves in Jen's capable hands will guarantee FANTASTIC travel! We're already packing our bags for our next adventure!

Cares to meet your travel dreams!

By: Michelle


Reviewed on: 29 Dec 2016

Jen recently planned a trip to Germany for my boyfriend and myself. Due to scheduling conflicts, our availability changed multiple times and Jen stayed flexible in the planning! We went to visit the Christmas Markets in several cities including Munich, Frankfurt, Cologne, and Dortmund. Jen was fabulous in figuring out what was most important to us for this trip. She gave options in every city we wanted to visit, and she was right on the money with her recommendations! It was great to have a travel agent that cared so much about finding the options that were right for us and invested in meeting our travel and personality needs. I highly recommend having Jen plan a trip for you! I look forward to working with her again!

Jennifer is the best!

By: ElizabethK


Reviewed on: 26 Jan 2017

Jennifer was a pleasure to work with. She provided useful advice and recommendations, prompt responses, and was very friendly and accommodating. We asked for a last minute booking over the winter holidays and the trip she put together did not disappoint. I plan to work with her in the future for upcoming trips and would definitely recommend her services to friends and relatives. She even came over with an adorable and much appreciated gift at the end of our vacation. I cannot say enough positive things about the level of service provided by Jennifer. 5 stars!!

Personalized and perfect

By: Bmorebae


Reviewed on: 03 Feb 2017

Jennifer planned a fun, relaxed trip for my husband and me to Key West this winter, and from where to stay to where to visit to what to eat, she made it incredible. Every time a local suggested somewhere, we already had it on our list. Jennifer was very easy to work with and really responsive. Worth it!

Thorough, Responsive, and Really Nice -- A Great Combination

By: Tom M.


Reviewed on: 10 Feb 2017

Jennifer is a pleasure to work with in many ways. She's thorough -- putting together information and suggestions to make the travel fit our personal needs. She's responsive -- answering questions that come up along the way and jumping in when unexpected issues (outside of her control) arise. And she's really nice -- fun to talk to, a good listener, and very considerate. For us, that's a great combination!

First time out of the country!

By: Mel and James


Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2017

Jennifer was great to work with. This was our first time traveling out of the country which we thought would be very stressful. Jennifer made it just the opposite! She helped us every step of the way. We were so impressed when we gave her our 'wish list' along with our budget and we received an organized Excel sheet with all of our options that had met EVERYTHING on our list! We didn't think it was possible for 2 people to go to an all-inclusive resort for 7 nights in our budget after doing our own online research. Not only did Jennifer find us options that met our entire list in one country— but two! She broke each down with a few resorts & flights for a variety of dates that fit into our wish list. We ended up choosing the Grand Palladium Resort & Spa in Jamaica. She even made a list of excursions to check out when we arrived. She was spot on with everything!! I highly recommend Jennifer after our experience. Her dedication & research shows how much she cares about her clients.

Jimmie's Review

By: Jimmief37@comcast . Net


Reviewed on: 27 Jul 2017

Working with Jennifer was an excellent experience.

Maui Anniversary

By: JS Calhoun


Reviewed on: 28 Jul 2017

Jennifer was so easy to work with and helped us enjoy a wonderful 10 year anniversary! She was helpful and had many suggestions for us in Maui. All the bookings went smoothly and we had a wonderful trip. It was really nice to not have to be in charge of contacting hotels and attraction companies. It was our first time using a travel advisor, but definitely won't be the last!

Amazing Maui trip

By: Theresa


Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2017

It was my first time using a travel advisor and Jennifer did not disappoint. Jennifer handled all aspects of my trip and made so many recommendations for places to stay, eat, and sights to visit. Jennifer gave us spreadsheets with places to visit, eat and details on the road to Hana. Jennifer even sent us a guidebook that came in so handy before and during the trip. Jennifer's attention to detail and intensive research shows how much she cares about her clients. Every part of our trip went so smoothly and the best part was I did not have to worry about one thing. I was able to enjoy the trip and spend valuable time with my girls. I highly recommend Jennifer! Jennifer will definitely be planning our next adventures.

How great is awesome!

By: Stephy_Joe


Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2017

Working with Jennifer was easy, and she quickly got a feel for what we were trying to experience in our dream vacation. She not only exchanged emails with us, we met several times over lunch to make sure she understood our needs. The list of choices she came up with were all awesome, and the one we chose, Coco Bay in Antigua, was absolutely perfect! Now the best part: we had a problem with the bus to the airport, and missed our initial flight. I called Jen at 5am and she was ready to help us! She found a way to get us to our dream vacation! She was OUT OF THIS WORLD great, working with us through the difficult re-booking and we did not lose our Coco bay stay. If you want a PROFESSIONAL agent who is with you before, during and after your vacation, choose Jen. She is simply the best!

Best Travel Agent!

By: Kiersten


Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2017

Working with Jennifer was an absolute pleasure. She is thorough and very considerate in her planning. She put my mind at ease and was so knowledgeable when it came to answering my questions about different destinations, and if she did not know, she found out promptly. From start to finish, she was enthusiastic about my plans. You can tell she loves her job, which in turn, made me even more excited about my vacation! I highly suggest using Jennifer as your travel agent. Thank you so much, Jen!

The knowledge of a local!

By: Bobby


Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2017

Jennifer was the best! My wife and I went to Hawaii for our honeymoon and neither of us had ever been there nor knew where to start planning. I wanted to explore and she wanted to relax. Jennifer planned a perfect schedule of both! On top of that, I had planned on going cheap for hotels and car rentals to save money. Jennifer was able to book us a Mustang Convertible on both islands we visited at an incredible rate AND BEAUTIFUL hotels! Our hotel on Oahu was walking distance to Waikiki Beach and in Kona our hotel was a dream come true. At incredible rates. Our room looked right at the ocean. Jenn provided us an Google Doc excel spreadsheet with tons of great food and exploration options. We had a solid plan and enough time to be spontaneous with her suggestions. Finally she was great to chat with and work with. Very personable and went out of her way to make things right and ensure our trip went off without a hitch. I highly recommend Jennifer!

A+ Service - St. Lucia Honeymoon

By: Mike S.


Reviewed on: 07 Aug 2017

We initially used a “big” travel agency to plan our honeymoon but it was impersonal and seemed like they were just “going through the motions” – then we discovered Jen. A world of difference!! She got to know us as a couple and what we were looking for. Shortly after, Jen sent us a spreadsheet with islands, resorts, and pros/cons based on her own experiences and past customer recommendations. Through continuous conversations, she narrowed it down further by resort, food specifics, flight choices, and activities. She was quick to reply to any questions or concerns. The day before our trip there was a hiccup at the airline– I sent her a 6 am message and within the hour she was on the phone with them to resolve it. Jen was so responsive, professional, and thorough throughout the whole process and we couldn’t have been happier. She made sure our stay had personal touches from her as well – completely unexpected! Don’t hesitate to use Jen for any travel needs – we def will again!

Awesome Jen

By: Incentive Trip


Reviewed on: 27 Jul 2017

Jen was terrific. I couldn't ask for a better person to work with. She virtually took care of every aspect of this trip from start to finish and my team and I had one of the best times we have had. It was great not to have any concerns dealing with the trip.Even when there were issues with responses from the hotel and ground transportation Jen was always there to help.

Bahamas Cruise

By: B&K


Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2017

Jen was very pleasant and efficient. Always was able to provide answers to our questions, even if it took some effort and research to find them. Jen was always available, even during the cruise. We'll be sure to use her again for our next trip.

Dream Italian Honeymoon!

By: Greg & Jessi


Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2017

We are so glad a mutual friend referred us to Jen! After our initial phone call, hiring her was an easy decision. She was very enthusiastic right away and proposed a few different trip ideas for our timeframe and budget. We landed on exploring Italy. Jen was so patient with us during the process of narrowing our priorities and was always eager to talk via email, phone, and even a dinner! Jen absolutely NAILED IT by booking three incredible places for us to stay and by booking the perfect amount of amazing activities. There were logistical challenges in making sure we got everything we wanted, but Jen pulled it all off! Further, she was very organized and shared her awesome spreadsheet and even created an "Italian Honeymoon" document customized for us and the areas we planned to explore. All of her hard work and expertise resulted in the PERFECT honeymoon for us! We are forever grateful to Jen for helping us (even when we felt clueless)! We'll certainly consult her on future trips!

Magical Honeymoon in Bora Bora

By: Duncan


Reviewed on: 29 Aug 2017

Working with Jen is great! She is super responsive and great a listening to our every concern. She worked tirelessly to get us a great trip and experience. I will look to her in the future and recommend her to all of my friends. A few things that stood out. 1) She was patient with my wife and I while we hemmed and hawed over our travel dates, looking into prices several times 2) We weren't able to get our first hotel choice, but she got us our second at a better rate/package 3) She responded to all of my nervous travel questions with patience and grace.

Every detail was taken care of!

By: Moe


Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2017

This was our second time using Jennifer to plan a trip to Europe, and as expected, she took care of every question we had, and planned every detail necessary. The result was a 12 day adventure that we thoroughly enjoyed. It is so much more relaxing embarking on a trip when you know that travel, accommodations, excursions, and extras have been well planned and taken care of. Jennifer's strength lies in seeing to the many details that make the trip all the more memorable. I would heartily recommend Jennifer to anyone who wants to make the most of their travel experience. I look forward to having Jennifer plan our tour of the Canadian Maritimes next year.

Jen Waigand support : Viking Rhone River Cruise

By: Randy


Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2017

Jen gave us benchmark support enabling all aspects of our Viking river cruise as well as hotels & tours for our final 3 days in Paris. She followed up on numerous details & questions relative to air, bus & train transportation. The same goes for decision making support related to choosing excursions day by day on the river and in Paris. Sincerely Randy & Dawn Nelson

Great experience

By: Ally


Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2017

Jennifer was extremely helpful in planning our trip. I loved how she provided multiple price range options for accommodations in each city so we could mix and match where to splurge and where to save. She stayed on top of changes and was very quick to respond to any questions or concerns.

Excellent

By: H Ali


Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2017

Organized, professional, superior customer service.

Amazing honeymoon in Italy!

By: Janine Ratliff


Reviewed on: 10 Nov 2017

Jennifer was so attentive to all of our needs and wants during our honeymoon in Italy and made our experience so much better than we had ever hoped! During our meeting with her she went over all of our top interests and also gave us some ideas she had. We were able to come up with the perfect plan to ensure we not only go the most out of our time there but that we were able to experience everything on our list. I would highly recommend Jennifer and will be using her in the future!

Wonderful trip

By: Linsi


Reviewed on: 18 Nov 2017

It was really good! Although there was some fine print that was missed, she worked quickly to remedy it. Her recommendations for things to do in Maui were spot on. We had an incredible stress free trip due to the wonderful work that jennifer does. She really works hard to get to know you and what you’re looking for, and tailors your vacation to your style. I would not hesitate to use her again in the future.

South Africa Honeymoon 2017

By: Ben Z


Reviewed on: 08 Dec 2017

Jen was an amazing travel agent! I have known Jen for a long time, before she was an agent, when she planned great winter trips for our group of friends, which is why I knew she’d nail my wife and I’s Honeymoon. The pre-trip planning and communication was top notch, from phone calls and emails, to super detailed google docs. She was very receptive to our requests to have a longer layover in Dubai, and made sure we hit all the high spots in South Africa. Even when we had a small hiccup with a hotel in Capetown, she went out of her way to help get us moved to a different hotel. The intercontinental and domestic flights worked out great, as well as the travel to/from airports/destinations/cities was flawless. Hotel and safari accommodations were all part of a once in a lifetime adventure. I would definitely recommend Jen to anyone with two ears. As a matter of fact, planning my winter trip to Utah with her too!

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  • - An experienced travel guide whom you can rely on before, during, and after the trip
  • - Exclusive luxury resorts and properties
  • - Once in a lifetime experiences

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